A magazine photographer has found a new career as a Barack Obama lookalike after colleagues played a practical joke by dressing him up as the new US president.

Indonesian magazine photographer Ilham Anas has become an international TV star after pictures of him were uploaded to the internet.

The 34-year-old photographer told Reuters news agency: ‘My colleagues played a practical joke on me – they made me wear a suit, a tie and took pictures of me posing as Obama.’

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